Plan your visit to the Center of the West
Find your true West here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Together, our five museums and research library tell the authentic story of the American West—past and present, history and myth, art and culture. See amazing collections, quality exhibitions, programs and events, live birds in our daily raptor show, and much more. Located just 50 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, the Center of the West is the perfect stop whether you are on your way to or from the park.
Let us help you plan your visit.
Watch the video for a quick look at what you will find at the Center
Admission to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is good for two consecutive days. Click here to buy tickets.
$1 discount for AAA members (up to 2 adults/group). Blue Star Museum program member: free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.
Our visitor guide will help you find your way in the Center of the West once you get here. View and print the guide ahead of time if you like!
View our English language Visitor Guide.
For our international visitors, guides in selected languages:
- French language guide
- German language guide
- Italian language guide
- Japanese language guide
- Mandarin language guide
- Spanish language guide
Facility features and amenities
|Restaurant & Coffee Bar||Museum Store|
|Auditorium (seats 160)||Classrooms|
|Free parking||Wheelchair use free of charge (subject to availability)|
|Wheelchairs||Foreign language guides (see below)|
|Immaculate restrooms||Outdoor sculpture gardens|
|Research library||Free internet access|
|Automated teller machine|
From motels to hotels, bed and breakfasts to dude ranches, families can find all kinds of lodging in the Cody area to suit any taste and any budget.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West caters to groups! We can add made-for-your-group “western immersion experiences” to your visit: helping with art conservation, special lunch with curators and authors, authentic cowboy music, and even day hikes.
For current rates or questions, e-mail Group Sales Coordinator Debra Elwood or call 307-578-4114.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is located in Cody, Wyoming, in the northwest corner of the state, 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
There is much to see and do in the Cody area and the Greater Yellowstone region. How do families and groups decide what to do next? Make an itinerary!
Yellowstone National Park is in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s “backyard.” The Center is the place to learn more about the Greater Yellowstone region before your visit to Yellowstone—or answer any lingering questions afterwards.
Here, you can explore the nature of Yellowstone, see how artists have interpreted its wonders, and discover the ways in which everyone from Native Americans and trappers to today’s families has experienced the park.